Now you all know that I loooove some white carbs, especially pizza, so I've tried to healthier-version-it before. But vegetable in place of chewy dough just won't cut it. So this time I figured the best thing was to go authentic and make pizza from scratch at home.
I used this recipe (the six-hour dough version) and what surprised me was how easy it all was. No special equipment needed and I didn't burn the house down. I used the entire dough ball to make one big ole pizza on a 21" x 15"-ish cookie sheet. Granted I cheated a bit and just used jarred spaghetti margarita sauce, plus I only turned the oven temp up to 450 degrees (so I let the pizza cook for about 20 minutes), but it turned out really well.
My oblong pizza "masterpiece."
So well that I tried it again this past weekend when I had some of my girls over for a bit of silliness - some cooking, some
The original recipe post is more than thorough, so my only input is to try to stretch the dough out on the cookie sheet as much as possible (dough will puff a bit when it bakes) and the corn meal helps to keep the pizza from sticking to the sheet. If you use a cookie sheet and lower cooking temp like me, don't go waiting for the crust to turn some amazing toasty color because it won't and you'll just end up with pizza cardboard (attempt one). And obviously it tastes really good and pizza shop pizza-like when it first comes out of the oven, so prepare to burn the roof of your mouth!
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